Saturday, 2 June 2018

Just 20 minutes of yoga or walking a day may keep your mind sharper in old age

Less than 20 minutes of light daily exercise - from walking to yoga - can prevent mental decline in old age, according to new research.

To protect thinking the exercise has to be over the long term - at least 52 hours over a period of about six months or two hours a week.

Yet this relatively small amount of physical activity boosts thinking - no matter what it is, say scientists.

A University of Miami study of more than 11,000 participants found that a mild exercise routine helped people stay sharp and perform mental tasks more quickly and effectively.


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